Charlotte S. Ganglberger
July 20, 1924 - November 12, 2017

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Charlotte Jarrett Ganglberger, age 93, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at her home in Berkley, Michigan. She was born on July 20, 1924 in Dresden, Germany to Richard Felix Saupe and Martha Bertha Winklemann. She grew up in East Germany with brother, Fred Saupe and sisters, Elfrieda Umbach and Hildegard Meijer. When she finished primary school she went on to study nursing in Dresden during the War and then began working as a lab technician in Badwildungen, Germany. She came to the US in 1950 and lived in Sylacauga, Alabama, where she later obtained her US Citizenship in 1955. She continued work in her field as a lab technician for the remainder of her career and retired and moved to Destin, Florida.Charlotte enjoyed writing letters to friends, relatives and people she met throughout her life all across the globe. During the holidays it was not uncommon for her to receive several hundred cards from others wishing her well. After moving to Michigan to be close to family, she lived independently for her remaining years. She enjoyed visits from her family, bingo, and writing and receiving letters.She is survived by her daughter, Leona (Alex) Munro and son, Leon Jarrett; grandchildren, JoAnna Duncan, Heather Wagner, Holly Cudney and Stephanie Barnett; and great grandchildren, Lilia Duncan, Willow Duncan, Fiona Duncan, Abigail Wagner, Liam Cudney, and Aiden Barnett.There will be no service, as most of Charlotte’s family is overseas and she has many friends in Florida that would not be present. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate prayers for comfort during this time. We are grateful for all the outpouring of love and condolences from our friends and family both local and in Germany.Auf wiedersehen Mutti…Oma…Oma-ma. Ich liebe dich…

MEMORIES

Over the many years of my friendship with Leona, whenever Charlotte visited her daughter, there would always be a package of fine German coffee for me. She was so kind and generous that way! Rest In Peace Dear, Oma.

Charlotte, Leona and Leon were a loving part of our family. We took them on many trips with us and they added an element of fun and exitement. We all journied to the family summer home at Yankee Lake, New York, Cheaha State Park, Wind Creek and to other sites. Charlotte and mom were very close and bowled together on the same team for many years. We celebrated birthdays and holidays together and was quite obvious Charlotte wore the biggest smile. She drew my blood up at the hospital many times and it never hurt. She would always make motherly comments to me to keep me on the right path. She was a good mother and protector of her kids. She raised them in a Christian home and brought them up in a church environment. She enjoyed life and all those who shared life with her. Charlotte was always bringing us back German gifts when she traveled back from her homeland. Leona recently sent me some of her mothers German beer steins which are extremely special to me. One of them was shaped like a Texas boot. For all of her family and friends, reach out and always make your memories of her special, dear and warm in your hearts. Grieve all you want because it is the truest expression of love we can offer. Rest in Peace, Charlotte. You deserve your new home. God bless all...

Charlotte, Leona and Leon were a loving part of our family. We took them on many trips with us and they added an element of fun and exitement. We all journied to the family summer home at Yankee Lake, New York, Cheaha State Park, Wind Creek and to other sites. Charlotte and mom were very close and bowled together on the same team for many years. We celebrated birthdays and holidays together and was quite obvious Charlotte wore the biggest smile. She drew my blood up at the hospital many times and it never hurt. She would always make motherly comments to me to keep me on the right path. She was a good mother and protector of her kids. She raised them in a Christian home and brought them up in a church environment. She enjoyed life and all those who shared life with her. Charlotte was always bringing us back German gifts when she traveled back from her homeland. Leona recently sent me some of her mothers German beer steins which are extremely special to me. One of them was shaped like a Texas boot. For all of her family and friends, reach out and always make your memories of her special, dear and warm in your hearts. Grieve all you want because it is the truest expression of love we can offer. Rest in Peace, Charlotte. You deserve your new home. God bless all...

May all the warm and special memories you shared with your Mom, Oma and Greatgrandma stay with you and bring you comfort throughout the days ahead.

In deep sympathy, Helga Gregg, Claudia Levecque and family and Georgette Gregg and family

My sympathy to the family. Death claims the lives of those we love. When death strikes the pain and grief can seem unbearable. May you draw close to God in prayer and he will sustain you.-Psalms 55:22

The Killian family in Sylacauga. AL will always treasure the special memories of Charlotte. Leona and Leon at our house. Special times with such special people.

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